8point8 WAVE AWARDS 2018 WINNER - Most Innovative Regional Business Chamber - Cowra Business Chamber, COWRA, NSW

 Scot McDonald MC Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, Central Coast and the Hunter presents the 8point8 Wave Award to Jordan Core and Ponie De Wet of Cowra Business Chamber.

Scot McDonald MC Parliamentary Secretary for Planning, Central Coast and the Hunter presents the 8point8 Wave Award to Jordan Core and Ponie De Wet of Cowra Business Chamber.

A little about the Cowra Business Chamber

The Cowra Business Chamber holds regular Masterclasses and recently had Ian Grant from Granted Digital Marketing who launched his Business that night. He presented to over 50 attendees and discussed ways on improving your online digital presence using Facebook, Instagram fundamentals and creating the best LinkedIn profile. Since the Masterclass Ian Grant has been fully booked and helping numerous local business with their online requirements.

Cowra provides assistance through their committee members and contacts for any assistance needed via mentors, networking nights, website design and set up, and any other support new businesses may need.

They are working towards a business incubator and collaborating with CenWest Innovate to form a business hub, and encourage innovation throughout the business community by providing platforms for business to showcase new technologies and processes.  They have also created Trade Zone, a new arm of the Cowra Business Chamber, which has provided the structure for local tradies and associated businesses to provide education and earn CPD points. They then showcase new products and their application; and the Women in Business providing all women involved in any way in the Cowra business community an outlet to brainstorm and network with other women.

Additionally, Cowra Business Chamber has a Chamber on Tour arm where they visit businesses outside the local Cowra CBD, with the intention of providing a learning landscape for interested attendees, and to showcase the new innovative methods applied by the business.

In the 2017/18 fin year, the Cowra Business Chamber increased its membership by 37%.

Read more about the Cowra Business Chamber here.

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Dianna Somerville